Al '51 and Barrie Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center - MIT


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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Al '51 and Barrie Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center - MIT
Building W35, 120 Vassar Street, MIT
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 452-3690

Adult Admission Price & Policy

$15.00. [September, 2019]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
50m, 8 lanes x 25y, 20 lanes, 7f - 14f depth, indoors, 79º - 81ºF (26º - 27ºC).
Pool 2
25y, 6 lanes, 3.5f - 4.5f depth, indoors, 84º - 86ºF (29º - 30ºC).
Two 1m diving boards, two 3m diving boards, 3m and 5m diving platforms.


A 15-minute walk from the Marriott Cambridge. A 10-minute walk from Le Meridian Cambridge-MIT.
Middlesex County
42.35889, -71.09552

Teams That Use This Facility

Masters Swim
Click on the Team Name to view its website.

Facility Notes

The pool is operated long course meters in summer and short course yards in winter.
Always check the pool's schedule on the website to be sure it'll be open when you want to go. Bring your own lock.

Facility Reviews

This is the best pool in the Boston area, even better than Blodgett at Harvard!
A superior swimming facility. I swam here two days and was amazed that the pool was virtually empty in the late afternoon.
Beautiful facility. $15 gets an all day pass to the pool, a towel and nice two-level fitness center. $37 for a full week renewable card. The 50m pool was set up with 25y lanes, with Masters taking up the main pool and rec swimming in the diving pool.
This is an excellent pool, with well regulated, speed-segregated lanes and a great temperature for a workout. Bring a padlock. Parking for visitors is available just across Vassar Street in the MIT West structure.
[September, 2014]